Two renowned local musicians, Patience Namadingo and Giddes Chalamanda are set to share the stage at Spring Show in Cape Town, South Africa on September 25.
The two have recently made headlines on the international scene with their duet on the mash-up popularly known as Liny Hoo. As such, the expectation was that their South African fans would be the first to get a feel of this collaboration live.
But as it turns out, the much-loved song will not be part of the music menu for the event, according to Namadingo.
Speaking from South Africa, the artist said Liny Hoo is a product of FDH Bank plc who sponsored the project. He said according to the agreement with the bank, the song can only be performed elsewhere after Chalamanda’s mash-up show.
“We have never performed the song and we will not do it during the show in South Africa. The mash-up belongs to FDH Bank plc and we will not [perform it] until they decide when that will be,” he said.
The Maury creator, however, said that will not dent the show in Cape Town as Chalamanda will perform all his songs.
He said preparations for the show are progressing well and a five-man Zambian band has already arrived in South Africa ahead of the concert.
He said: “There is no pressure on my side. I am a proved work man. I am ready to gather Africans for this concert. I am currently in Johannesburg where we are rehearsing intensively.”
Namadingo will be joined by Chalamanda on September 24 and the octogenarian said his South African fans should look forward to a good musical experience.
“This is my job. You never shy away from what you do for a living. I am going there and people should expect to have a great time with Agidde. It is an exciting prospect to perform in a country such as South Africa,” he said.
The Liny Hoo project was done while Namadingo served as FDH Bank plc brand ambassador.